Feeds

A year ago: Mitsubishi shows lack of Shogun skill

Not so fab as it seemed

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

There's a bit of a glitch on the Japanese front but Mitsubishi is glitchier than most, we would suspect. Last week it closed down its facility in Durham (not County Durham, dear readers) and 200 people got axed there. According to a carefully pre-released statement, that was because of a decline in the semiconductor market. Decline? What decline? It's been evident for a little while that while companies like Mitsubishi are a little bit in trouble, the US manufacturers are wafering in the facilities. So, is this the trade war to end all trade wars? We think not, here at The Register. Despite all rumours to the contrary, there's still all to play for in the semiconductor market (See the Semiconductor Industry Association's site for a breakdown). In fact, best predictions are that the market is growing like billy-o, so it would only be fools that rushed in where angels feared to tread. Nevertheless, analysts could perhaps ask whether Mitsubishi's stake in Apricot was a wise move a few years back and also whether it was a terribly good thing for Fujitsu to buy ICL, notwithstanding the effect Fin-Fin has had on the market. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
Feds seek potential 'second Snowden' gov doc leaker – report
Hang on, Ed wasn't here when we compiled THIS document
Verizon bankrolls tech news site, bans tech's biggest stories
No agenda here. Just don't ever mention Net neutrality or spying, ok?
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.